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Sallie Tisdale and Elizabeth Fournier Death Trivia

November 3, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

View Venue Website, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 + Google Map

Death is the start of a great adventure—never mind that you might not be around for it. Did you know there are more than 200 corpses of failed climbers frozen on Mount Everest, and that you’re more likely to be killed at a dance party than while skydiving? Or in Japan, a burial site is sometimes offered as an employee benefit?

There are three inevitable things in life: taxes, death, and wacky trivia about death. Join us for a macabre round of froth led by the Dames of Deathly Delights, writers Sallie Tisdale and Elizabeth Fournier, the Portland authors who brought you Advice for Future Corpses (And Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying and The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial.

Learn how 19th century inventors came up with “safety coffins” equipped with bells, flags, and air tubes and designed to help people avoid being buried alive. Listen to a small slice from the authors’ books. Look for the fence, because people are dying to get in!

This event is one of the Cover to Cover events affiliated with this year’s Portland Books Festival.


1714 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
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Broadway Books
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